In a well-managed business that has implemented Six Sigma, the organization’s objectives and strategies and continuous improvement are all closely aligned. Organizational objectives enhance the efficacy and importance of Six Sigma initiatives. And Six Sigma specialists can play an integral role in ensuring the execution of strategy.
In many organisations, however, there seems to be great confusion between strategy and objectives. Senior-level strategy meetings, as rare as they are in organisations, are often disrupted by the topic of objectives and, as a result, an understanding of corporate strategy is never realized. The execution of strategy is necessary for an organisation to get to the place where it desires to be. Without an understanding of strategy, execution becomes an impossibility.